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OIL-TECH Report Summary

Project ID: ENK6-CT-1999-00005
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Netherlands

Combustion technology offering significant fuel savings and drastic reductions in both CO2 and no emissions

A combustion technology offering significant fuel savings and drastic reductions in both CO2 and NO emissions has been developed.

The OIL-TECH project's two main results include:

- Methodology of designing HTAC systems fired with oil so as to minimize the fuel consumption and minimize the NOx and CO emissions:

The High Temperature Air Combustion technology provides tremendous fuel savings and low emissions of pollutants including NOx, CO and particulates. In order to achieve these goals with oil firing a comprehensive understanding of the in-furnace fluid dynamics and chemistry is needed. Oil atomisation and in particular positioning of the atomizers within the furnace is a critical factor. The project has provided the know-how on this process. Inappropriate designs might result in excessive particulates and CO emissions.

- Graphs and a theory on scaling of the atomizers:
Scaling of oil atomizers is a very difficult technical problem. Practically there is no appropriate theory on atomizer scaling.

The project generated some (limited) information on scaling of the four types of atomizers (Y-jet, FF, AIAA and AR) over a flow rate range from 0.8kg/h to 160kg/h.

Reported by

IFRF - The International Flame Research Foundation
Wenckebachstraat 1
1951 JZ Velsen-Noord
Netherlands
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